Resource Groups

Resource Groups

The University of Chicago Medical Center, the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine are jointly launching a process for you to establish Resource Groups (RGs). 

Resource Groups foster diversity, inclusion and peer support by connecting like-minded people.  They improve the institution by helping to create a safe, welcoming environment where an individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, levels of ability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation/gender identity and other important personal attributes are fostered as organizational assets.  Our Resource Groups are open to all members of our UCM and BSD community including faculty, staff, residents and students.   

The Role of Resource Groups

Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, Resource Groups will: 

  • hold candid discussions and programs that could lead to initiatives and recommendations on matters dealing with race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity and more; 
  • provide forums for better connections and support among colleagues, as well as more recognition of achievements; and
  • act as key collaborators in helping us to meet our goals to provide quality, equitable care, conduct more distinctive research that respects cultural sensitivities, and offer training that reflects our ever-changing world.  

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Forming a Resource Group

Resources groups may be formed and led by faculty, staff, residents, and students. We enthusiastically encourage you to volunteer your time and get involved with Resource Groups as an important way to make continuous improvements in patient satisfaction, medical education and research leadership. If you are interested in forming a Resource Group, please take the following steps:

1.    Click here to review the bylaws and process for forming a Resource Group.

2.    Click here to download the application.

3.    Email your completed Resource Group application to:

The Human Resources Diversity Committee reviews applications to ensure completeness, and will make recommendations to the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.  Official approval and recognition of a Resource Group is required prior to recruitment of members or regular group meetings.

Questions may be directed to: or UCMC Human Resources Shared Services at extension 2-2355.

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